It’s 7 o’clock… do you know where your produce came from?
If you have fruits or vegetables from Wishnatzki farms, you not only know where it came from, but also what field it came from, what day and time it was picked, and who picked it! Wishnatzki Farms has taken the Produce Traceability Initiative to heart. The Produce Traceability Initiative, or PTI, is an effort to increase value throughout the produce harvest chain by encouraging accountability. Some ambitious companies, including Wishnatzki Farms, are even using it for customer feedback purposes, constantly improving their techniques and procedures. So what does a MOOG Animatics SmartMotor have to do with produce traceability? The answer is FireTag.
“We didn’t try any other servo motor because we needed 100% reliability. The SmartMotors haven’t failed yet and we don’t expect them to. FireTag isn’t designed just for the clean room environment but for the farm factory floor, so durability and reliability were key in our decisions” said Rob Ogilbee, CFO of VirtualOne.
Giant blocks of foam with the help of MOOG Animatics’ SmartMotor™ and JenCNC can be created into masterpieces.
Blockwire specializes in EPS foam cutting: a popular method for designing and producing high quality expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam core monuments, 3D signs, sculptures and prototypes. The router is used to transform bland blocks of foam into any shape imaginable, from ivy detail on roman columns to replica sculptures, jagged rock walls and beyond. Blockwire utilizes four
SmartMotor servos on their router: 2 on the X-axis, 1 on the Y-axis and 1 on the unique 18-inch Z-axis. Not a single failure occurred from the SmartMotor that wasn’t explainable by some programming error or outside cause. Plus, since it is an integrated servo it is easier to get the machine working without learning all the inner working of the motor which saves time.
MOOG Animatics Class 5 IP65 rating motors are suitable in numerous environments for precise position systems that need to maintain stability.
Extremely precise positioning of an apparatus is a common challenge in many industries. Unfortunately, in many cases the system’s environment tends not to favor any sort of stability.
Such in the case when Burchfield Automation desired effective dampening of their pan and tiltpositioning system in a bumpy shaky environment. Fitting a camera to a jarring machine such as a ATV would generally produce undesirable video quality. This becomes even more difficult when the camera is required to pan and tilt or stay focused on a certain object. Both of these obstacles have been overcome with the use of MOOG/Animatics motors.